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Infinity Ward reveal how they’re dealing with Warzone cheaters

Published: 31/Mar/2020 22:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward and publishers Activision have unveiled their anti-cheating measures for Warzone battle royale, in response to growing frustration from players in regards to the rampant hacking.

Warzone has been all the rage in the Call of Duty community, but despite its instant success, the game has not been without its fair share of faults.

One of the biggest issues plaguing the BR has been cheating, and it didn’t take long for the player-base to voice its collective concerns regarding the seemingly unchecked growth of people using hacks.

Infinity WardHacking is a serious issue in CoD: Warzone, and it’s costing a lot of fair players victories.

The most common cheats are aimbot, which allows one to lock their aim at a target and not miss shots, and wallhacks, giving players the ability to track enemies through obstacles and buildings.

On March 31, Activision and Infinity Ward put out a blog post detailing the steps they’re taking to deal with hackers.

In addition, they revealed that more than 50,000 accounts have already been permanently banned worldwide through the game’s first three weeks of existence.

Infinity WardWarzone cheats include aimbot, wall-hacks, and more, all of which grant huge advantages.

As far as the anti-cheating measures go, Infinity Ward say they have security teams monitoring 24/7 to “investigate data and identify potential infractions.” Their teams review aimbots, wallhacks, and other “all possible cheats and hacks.”

Notifying IW of cheaters is an important aspect of dealing with this issue, so the devs say they’re working on improving the in-game reporting system, and that plans are underway to “streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience.”

All of the reports they receive are analyzed and, once their investigations are complete, they “continue to work as quickly as possible to ban.”

Infinity WardAlready 50,000 cheaters have been permanently banned in Warzone.

In addition, IW and Activision promise to “provide a regular count on the latest number of bans issued,” so the community could be kept up-to-date on how many get handed out.

This news came on what was a very busy day for the folks running the world of Call of Duty. Earlier on March 31, the remastered version of Modern Warfare 2’s iconic campaign was released as a surprise.

Many fans of the game were not pleased to see that the multiplayer component was not remastered, a decision which Activision explained in a follow-up blog post, in which they also detailed some of their plans to integrate some MW2 maps into the current Modern Warfare title.

Because of Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, the campaign is available only for PS4 for the next 30 days, after which it will also be released for Xbox One and PC.

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.